Rural Women New Zealand Annual General Meeting

The Rural Women New Zealand Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for Members to come together to network, determine policy and recognise and celebrate achievement.

The 2020 Rural Women New Zealand AGM will be held in Wellington on Friday, 20 November.  This will be followed in the evening by the NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards 2020.

Day – Annual General Meeting, Remits, Annual Reports

Draft order of events:

  • 9am: Registration and refreshments
  • 10am: Opening Ceremony commences
  • 11am: AGM commences
  • 12.30pm: Lunch
  • 3.30pm AGM concludes

Evening – NZI Rural Women New Zealand Business Awards 2020

Following the day sessions, we will be holding the NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards Dinner on Friday evening.  This will be a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the excellence and enterprise of women in rural businesses and this year’s Award Winners.  To read more information about our Winners or register online to attend, please click here.

  • Venue: The Public Trust Hall


In order to register for all or part of the Summit, Members must submit their registration and pay the appropriate fee.  Please click here to register online. 

If you are not able to register online, please download the registration form below, print, fill in and either scan and email it to National Office ( or post it to us (PO Box 12-021, Thorndon, Wellington 6144).

Registration Form – AGM

Please complete the registration details as required.

Registrations close on Friday, 30 October 2020 and all registrations and amounts payable are due on this date. Any application for a refund by a registered attendee is subject to the criteria outlined in the RWNZ Refunds Policy.

RWNZ recognises that COVID-19 has the potential to significantly affect with its ability to hold the RWNZ AGM and/or the NZI Rural Women NZ Business Awards this year. RWNZ therefore reserves the right to exercise its discretion to determine the appropriate course of action and/or remedy which may include postponement and/or cancellation of either or both events. RWNZ will not be liable for any costs incurred by such a determination.

Accommodation options.

Rural Women New Zealand Policy Summit Discussions

We are adapting to the new opportunities that Covid-19 has presented us with by taking our Policy Summit discussions online.  The inaugural Policy Summit Webinar Series launched on Thursday, 27 August with Rural Maternal Health Hauora.

We were joined by the New Zealand College of Midwives to talk about solutions and challenges facing rural women with their maternal health. The panel was moderated by RWNZ Policy Manager Angela McLeod and includes Alison Eddy, Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, rural midwives Kendra Short and Morgan Weathington, and RWNZ President Fiona Gower as panellists on this inaugural webinar.

To view the first Webinar, please click here. 

The second webinar in our Policy Summit Series is – Why vote?

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 7.30pm

We will be discussing why it is important to vote in a democracy, why we should vote and what to look for when making the decision on who to vote for.

In the spirit of Kate Sheppard and her team of suffragists that fought for our right to vote, we are hosting this webinar.  Our panellists include; Fiona Gower, President RWNZ; Charles Chauvel, UNDP Global Lead on Inclusive Institutions and Processes; Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Office and Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission and; Prof Jennifer Curtin, Professor of Politics and Director of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland.  More information on the speakers is available here.

To register, click here

Should you have any questions or require further information about Summit 2020, please contact National Office.